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Want a free oil filter, or two?

It's possible during the month of July, with the cooperation of O'Reilly Auto Parts. Read more.

Any questions?

Call the Recycling Hotline 707-468-9704.

The Mendocino Solid Waste Management Authority provides this hotline to answer questions about waste reduction and recycling. Messages or questions can be left at any time and your call will be returned.

HazMobile Collections:

  • For Residents:
    Every Tuesday and Wednesday,  from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., there is a Hazardous Waste collection at 3200 Taylor Drive, Ukiah.  Most Fridays and Saturdays we are located in different locations of Mendocino and Lake County.  See our 2014 HazMobile schedule. For information on acceptable material and limits, please see our Info Page.
  • For Businesses:
  • Commercial Businesses with hazardous waste require an appointment.
         Call 707-468-9704 to schedule your appointment.

Find trash and recycling services by town:

Free e-waste electronics recycling: 

To make it more convenient for residents and businesses to dispose of their waste properly, electronics can be recycled without charge at any transfer station. Included are: televisions, computer monitors, computers, VCRs, printers, cell phones, telephones, microwaves, and answering machines.

The state has also advised that all household batteries, mercury devices, and fluorescent tubes are prohibited from disposal as trash.  They may be recycled through the HazMobile program.

 

bagCarryout bag ordinance for 2014:

You may have questions about the new ordinance or whether a store is in compliance. Read about it here.

 

box Environmental Impact Report Illegal Trash Dumping: 

Illegal dumping isn't just unsightly, it's illegal, unhealthy and wasteful. What you can do to help Mendocino County fight this problem.

Safe Medicine Disposal Programs:

Home-generated Sharps/Needles Disposal
Starting September 1, 2008, it's against the law to put sharps/needles in the trash.  See our Sharps Disposal Flyer for information on proper sharps/needle disposal.

Improper disposal of medications can put chemicals into our natural water ways that are harmful for fish and wildlife. You can help reduce this problem by bringing your medications to a Safe Medicine Disposal drop-off location. For more information on safe medicine disposal, visit the Russian River Water Association's web site.  

The Mendocino County Sheriff has also started a program which allows community members a safe location to dispose of all unwanted and outdated prescription medications: Operation Medicine Cabinet.

Sites and HoursLake County Recycling Info:

If you are interested in recycling opportunities in Lake County check out the comprehensive information posted at Integrated Waste Management, a division of the Lake County Public Services Department.

The Mendocino Solid Waste Management Authority is a joint powers agency created by the County of Mendocino, City of Ukiah, City of Fort Bragg, and the City of Willits.

Board of Directors:

  • Meg Courtney, City of Fort Bragg
  • John McCowen, County of Mendocino
  • Ron Orenstein, City of Willits
  • Dan Hamburg, County of Mendocino
  • Mary Anne Landis, City of Ukiah

Mike Sweeney, Manager
Jennifer Silva, Office Manager

 
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